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Combat Summer Learning Loss with these 5 Super Cool Apps

By Laura Carlson

Did you know that over the summer months your child loses math computational skills, as well as reading and spelling abilities? He may also score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than he did at the beginning of summer vacation. This phenomenon is known as summer learning loss,
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8 Educational Apps Every Kid Should Have

By Laura Carlson

There are countless apps on the market that can engage and educate your children. From learning ABCs and another language to SAT prep and word-building activities that help them describe their emotions in a positive way, your kids can use apps to enhance their cognitive development, improve their motor
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8 Things Your Teen Should Know About Debt and Student Loans

By JustMommies staff

Student loan debt and credit cards are a harsh, staggering reality for most Americans today. People living outside of their means are mainstream lifestyles in today’s culture. Consumerism is a driving force for growing debt and shattered dreams. What does it mean for the next generation? Younger and
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College Planning Checklist

By JustMommies staff

Sending your kids off to college is a monumental milestone. It can be daunting to prepare for the college chapter, both academically and, if your child is living on campus, physically. Fight the urge to feel overwhelmed with this handy guide to creating a college checklist. What grade level your student
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The Common Core FAQ

Although the Common Core State Standards (referred to as "Common Core" or CCSS), a set of K-12 English and Mathematics education standards, has been frequently seen in headlines lately, it's not a new concept nor is it untested in the U.S. education system. Common Core has been adopted by 43 states so
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When Your Teen Doesn’t Want to Go to College

By Laura Carlson

Justin just isn't ready for college. He's not even sure if he ever wants to go to college, and tells his mom "No, not interested." What would you do if he were your child? Last fall, the Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that over 66.2 percent of high school graduates were enrolled in college in 2012.
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5 Tips for Supporting Your Child's Learning

By Laura Carlson

You have an extraordinary opportunity to empower your child's education. Whether your child goes to a conventional school or is home-schooled, you can fortify that learning experience. Here are a handful of tips to get you started: 1. Be aware of different approaches. Among the many teaching tactics-one
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Paying for College: Prepaid Tuition and College Savings Plans

By Shannon Loane

In 2003-2004, tuition and fees at public four-year colleges and universities averaged $4,694, while those at private four-year colleges averaged $19,710. Total charges, including room and board, were $10,636 at public institutions and $26,854 at private ones. Between 1993-94 and 2003-04, average tuition
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Apps for Students: Tools to Help Kids Learn & Stay Organized!

By JustMommies staff

As soon as summer break comes to a close and classes kick off for another school year, every student's schedule seems to get really hectic again. Fortunately, technology is making it easier than ever for your kids to stay on top of things. Here are some the best apps out there for helping students keep
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Homeschooling and Higher Education

By Patricia Wood

As a result of the recent growth of homeschooling in the US, colleges and universities have received an increasing number of application from home-schooled students. Admissions offices have found it necessary to assess whether and how their admissions requirements should be modified to allow fair review
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